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27
Jun
2019

Watch This Space

When writing a preview to the start of a new UIM F2 World Championship season, trying to predict who will finish in the top three positions on the leader board come the finale in Abu Dhabi, it’s often easier to look back and suggest it’s bound to be the same familiar faces looking back at you with their medals around their necks. So, rather than stick my younger neck on...
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20
Jun
2019

A New Role for Larsson

Earlier on this year it was decided by Thomas Kurth, Secretary General of the UIM that the UIM F2 World Championship needed something of a ‘make-over’ if it was to not only survive in this tough economic climate but also remain relevant in today’s sporting environment. So, with just over a week till the start of the 2019 UIM F2 World Championship it was time to sit down with Pelle...
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04
Apr
2019

The UIM looks to build a new future for Formula 2

Thomas Kurth, Secretary General of the UIM has outlined a new future for Formula 2. The class that boasts one of the most highly competitive fields in Powerboat Racing, has struggled in other areas, such as finding host venues and the UIM are stepping in to help. The management of the UIM F2 World Championship will now fall under the control of the UIM Events s.a.r.l., a newly created commercial...
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25
Mar
2019

The UIM Honours the F2 Class of 2018 in Monaco

For the Tenth consecutive year, the world’s best powerboat racers joined forces for the UIM’s biggest night of the year when the Union Internationale Motonautique World Champions & Awards Giving Gala was held at the Sporting Monte-Carlo on Saturday evening. Amongst those sixty-five World Champions in attendance were the top three UIM F2 World Championship racers Alberto Comparato, Rashed Al-Qemzi and Edgaras Riabko who were collecting their 2018 honours. Their...
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15
Mar
2019

Showtime for UIM F2 World Championship Teams

Springtime has over the years been the season for International Boat Shows, and this has given several of the UIM F2 World Championship Teams the opportunity to not only showcase themselves but also their sponsors whose continued support enable them to compete on the world stage. One such driver is Finland’s Kalle Viippo and his KV Racing Team. A relative newcomer to racing F2, Viippo took time out from his...
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